We were lucky enough to have a visit from Kimberli from the Girl Campaign. Kimberli spent the day with our year 5 and Year 6 girls talking about self care, body image and getting reading for high school.
The girls participated in a variety activities, reflecting on their relationships with themselves and others.
We were lucky enough to get two new, large whiteboards. These have been amazing for students to be able to work together, explain, discuss and justify. The whiteboards provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of a topic without risk, if they make a mistake they can just rub it out ;)
It has been fantastic to see the amount of homework already handed in even though it is not due for a few more days! Students have created find-a-words, researched winter Olympians and even baked! We have been lucky enough to have enjoyed chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake and chocolate BROWNIES!
The homework is designed to provide the students with some options and choice as well as a task that may be a little different or challenging for them. It is designed to be a burden on parents and students should be able to manage it fairly independently. If there are any concerns regarding homework please contact me and let me know.
On Fridays we have started our Special Projects groups and Genius Hour tasks. This time lets us focus on the topics or concepts that interest us and take ownership and responsibility of our learning. So far this term we have groups of students working on robotic and coding projects as well as groups writing scripts and creating movies, writing novels, teaching sporting skills to younger students and creating posters for the Broulee Big Bounce!
We hope you had an enjoyable school holiday break and that the first week back at school was as great for you as it was for us!
As our class is a composite class of year 5 and 6 students, our year 6 students actually attended an extra day of school this week to help settle their kindergarten buddies in. They did an amazing job and are to be commended on their maturity, responsibility and kind and friendly attitudes.
This week we adjusted to our slightly different, somewhat flexible classroom layout, got to know each other through a range of classroom STEM based challenges and enjoyed some new fitness games and teamwork tasks.
Please have a look through some of photos and come back and read our blog throughout the year to see what we get up to :)